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Best family holiday parks in VIC

Looking for top-ranked, kid-friendly holiday parks in VIC?

We’re featuring an almighty collection of fun-filled BIG4 parks, voted by readers of the popular travel magazine and website, Holiday with Kids, among the best of the best.

There are so many fantastic parks all the way down to this beauty at no.10: see below for more.


 

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Queenscliff Beacon

Ranked: No.1

This much-loved Bellarine Peninsula resort thoroughly deserves its no.1 ranking, dishing up quality year-round attractions and entertainment. It’s all set in landscaped native gardens that are within walking distance to the beach and a short drive to historical Queenscliff and neighbouring Point Lonsdale.

It starts with a superb setting.

Park highlights

  • Heated indoor pool and spa
  • Daily CoutaKidz activity program
  • Shaded Jumping Pillow
  • Indoor adventure playground
  • NEOS 360 interactive electronic playground
  • Day spa
  • 24/7 fitness studio
  • Tennis court
  • Outdoor gas fireplace

While in the area…a tour of Fort Queenscliff is armed with appeal.

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Entertainment abounds indoors and out.

BIG4 Ingenia Holidays Inverloch

Ranked: No.2

A regular award winner, this prized Gippsland holiday park excels at delivering memorable family getaways. Expect outstanding indoor and outdoor entertainment and first-rate accommodation, and all just a stone’s throw from the protected waters of Anderson Inlet.

The indoor water park is a huge hit. 

Park highlights

  • Heated indoor splash park
  • Indoor pool with toddler end
  • Pump track
  • Jumping cushion
  • Adventure playground
  • TV/entertainment room
  • Large camp kitchen
  • Tennis and basketball courts
  • Seasonal kids' club

While in the area…daytrip to Wilsons Promontory National Park for brilliant beaches and wombat spotting.

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The pump track is popular, too.

BIG4 NRMA Ballarat Holiday Park

Ranked: No.3 (equal)

Nestled in pretty, shade-filled surrounds within easy reach of the CBD, BIG4 Ballarat Goldfields offers a hassle-free family escape from Melbourne. Ample in-park entertainment is coupled with a solid selection of family-friendly attractions right at your fingertips. 

A massive drawcard.

Park highlights

  • Solar-heated pool
  • Indoor heated swimming-spa
  • Playground and adjoining tiny tots playroom
  • Recreation and television rooms
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Tennis and basketball facilities
  • Pedal kart hire
  • Sensory room
  • Camp kitchen

While in the area…vibrant Sovereign Hill is only a few hundred metres from the park’s back gate.

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It's not a kid-friendly parks article without a Jumping Pillow pic.

BIG4 Taggerty Holiday Park

Ranked: No.3 (equal)

If you crave a family break that enables you to embrace the great outdoors, this is your spot. BIG4 Taggerty boasts an inviting bush setting on the banks of the Acheron River, shadowed by the impressive Cathedral Range. Adventure meets relaxation.

Riverside relaxation. Or adventure.

Park highlights

  • Large swimming pool with toddler pool
  • Mini-golf
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Basketball/tennis courts
  • Large playing field/cricket pitch
  • Recreation hall
  • Playground
  • Fire pits for hire, seasonally
  • Seasonal outdoor movie theatre
  • Glamping tents

While in the area…in warmer months, you need not venture far to enjoy the aquatic playland that is Acheron River. In cooler months, enjoy snow play at nearby Lake Mountain Alpine Resort.

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Living large.

BIG4 Melbourne Holiday Park

Ranked: No.5

Please note: BIG4 Melbourne is currently closed to guests.

This shade-filled park gifts a relaxing ambience that contrasts from its positioning just 9km to Melbourne’s vibrant CBD. Enjoy the best of both worlds; there’s plenty of children’s entertainment in-park and Melbourne’s many attractions are at your doorstep.

City oasis.

Park highlights

  • Solar-heated pool area with toddlers’ area
  • Heated swimma-spa pool
  • Adventure playground
  • Recreation room
  • Gym
  • Games room
  • Camp kitchen
  • Movie and TV rooms

While in the area…Melbourne Museum is an absolute winner for all.

Playtime BIG4 Melbourne style.

BIG4 Bellarine Holiday Park

Ranked: No.6

Located on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula, this attractive park is a year-round family paradise with a ton of entertainment dotted among spacious surrounds. And it’s all backed by variable, quality accommodation that includes safari tents.

Family paradise.

Park highlights

  • Indoor heated pool complex
  • BMX track
  • Cinema room
  • Toddler playroom
  • Jumping Pillows
  • Adventure playground with flying fox
  • Basketball/tennis courts
  • Football/soccer goals
  • Gym
  • Coffee bar

While in the area…Bellarine Adventure Golf is just minutes away and takes mini-golf to another level.

Pssst, parents: A short stroll through a paddock that neighbours the park leads directly to a cellar door. You’re welcome.

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Year-round appeal.

BIG4 Wye River Holiday Park

Ranked: No.7

BIG Wye River is a perennial family favourite with its top-notch accommodation and facilities set among a magnificent riverside valley and backdropped by picturesque mountains. Better yet, there is a protected beach and a pub and café just metres from the front gate.

Location, location.

Park highlights

  • Adventure playground
  • Jumping Pillow
  • Pedal karts for hire
  • Games room
  • Wildlife
  • Canoeing
  • Spacious play areas
  • BBQ area
  • Camp kitchen

While in the area…kids will love spotting koalas at neighbouring Kennett River (and sometimes in park).

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There's excellent accommodation options.

BIG4 Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park

Ranked: No.8

This Gippsland park is bursting with entertainment for kids of all ages. And a mix of engaging indoor and outdoor activities ensures it’s a fan favourite all year round.

Roaring with entertainment. 

Park highlights

  • Adventure ropes course
  • Mini-golf
  • Multi-level indoor play centre
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor heated spa
  • Jumping cushion
  • Laser tag
  • Playground
  • BBQ area

While in the area…take a stroll within scenic Traralgon Railway Reservoir Conservation Reserve.

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Fun from top to bottom.

BIG4 Yarra Valley Park Lane Holiday Park, Healesville

Ranked: No.10 (equal)

Nestled among gorgeous bushland surrounds within the famous Yarra Valley wine region, this pretty park is loaded with fun, family-friendly facilities for all seasons. It’s backed by an excellent assortment of accommodation.

Where you want to be.

Park highlights

  • Swimming pool
  • Pump track
  • Jump pad
  • Community fire pit
  • Coffee bar/licensed kiosk
  • Games room
  • Tennis courts
  • Playground
  • Glamping tents
  • Easy creek access

While in the area…Don’t miss those famous cellar doors. Meanwhile, the kids will be all over the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery.

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Easy creek access. Dad seems particularly interested.

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